PA’s 5th #Congressional District has the highest number of #FemaleCandidates in the country.

 #PA5 Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District

#MedicareforAll #DonTheCon #OpioidCrisis #HealthCare #DeleteFacebook #Privacy #Congress #ProtectWildlife #VoterFraud #Security #VOTE


What good is all this if the


VOTING MACHINES ARE HACKED IN PA?
Matt Blaze testified before House Government Reform on

CyberSecurity of Voting Machines

The ridiculous County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP)
on smarttalk@witf.org talked about the replacement of PA’s voter systems by 2020 but they don’t think it needs – reasons:  cost $125 million and spreading FUD that we don’t need this – everything is fine department.

CCAP’s Doug Hill and Jerry Feaser  say everything is secure spreading the FUD. http://www.witf.org/smart-talk/2018/04/9th-congressional-district-candidate.php

Don’t you want to protect the election process??
Total population in PA 12,702,379 / 125 million = 9.84 dollars a person!!!
PA contestants running for Congress should start a gofundme account  
to make sure people who vote for them are actually voting for them.


EDUCATION IN PA

— THE BAD NEWS in 2004 Pa. ranks 49th of 50 in public school aid Private report gives state D-minus grade

— THE GOOD NEWS 2015 PA now in 7th place from the TOP!
Total Public School Expenditures———–Spending Per Student By State
Employee Benefits $6,642,246,000———-Benefits Per Student—————$4,179.00
Total Spending $25,305,395,000————-Total per pupil ———————–$14,717.00
Salaries & Wages $12,266,657,000———-Salaries & Wages Per Pupil——$7,718.00

recent study by U.S. News & World Report and Raytheon found that the number of American jobs requiring math or science knowledge increased to 16.8 million in 2013, from 12.8 million in 2008. High-school students’ interest in those subjects, however is plummeting, and lower than in 2000. Schools, businesses, and civic organizations all have important roles to play.

In 1991, money spent on Knowledge Age goods — information and communication technologies — exceeded Industrial Age goods — materials for agriculture, mining, manufacturing,  etc. The $5 billion difference marked a shift in the U.S. economy from nuts-and-bolts to information-driven. Unfortunately, not much really changed in K-12 education to echo that shift.

2016 U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index Shows Uptick in Hiring, Education The overall index inched upward, in part because of an influx of foreign students and workers.


Q: WHAT JOBS ARE LOCATED IN DISTRICT 5?

Q: WHO HAS DONE THE MOST TO PROTECT AND HELP THE MOST PEOPLE WITH A LIVING WAGE IN DISTRICT #PA5?

Map
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1q1BvclfPb44HazSNUBZAlsVuTU1iYpMQ

Map District 5 page 15 of 48
http://www.pacourts.us/assets/files/setting-6061/file-6852.pdf

https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/

Candidates for U.S. Congress from the new PA-5 district.
(Including South Philadelphia, part of Delaware County, part of Montgomery County)
https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/03/21/congressional-candidates-philadelphia/

Gregory Vitali (D) Richard Lazer (D) Mary Gay Scanlon (D) Daniel Muroff (D) Molly Sheehan (D) George Badey (D) Larry Arata (D) David Wertime (D) Shelly Chauncey (D) Thaddeus Kirkland (D) Margo Davidson (D) Ashley Lunkenheimer (D) Theresa Wright (D) Lindy Li (D)

Here’s Who’s Running for Congress in the Philadelphia Region
https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/03/21/congressional-candidates-philadelphia/

“Progressive” What does it even mean?

Many conservatives, and also many journalists, regard the word “progressive” as a euphemism for “liberal” — a subterfuge to avoid a term that’s become almost a slur in some circles.

But ….Medicare Part B Premiums jumping 23% for many retirees

republican

Care about the welfare of People and the Commons – the Common Good.Why the American Right is Wrong

1942socialJusticeWarren

THE LADIES

LUNKENHEIMER, ASHLEY K  610-212-3581
DELAWARE
PO BOX 2038
101 EAST BALTIMORE AVE. MEDIA PA 19063
UPPER PROVIDENCE
ASHLEY@ASHLEYLUNKENHEIMER.COM
http://ashleylunkenheimer.com/
https://twitter.com/ALunkenheimerPA
https://www.facebook.com/AshleyLunkenheimer/
https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/ElectionInfo/CandidateInfo.aspx?ID=15948
Assistant US Attorney,  Health Care Advocate. Mother of three. Former All-American Rugby player,  Now full time candidate for Congress in PA’s 5th District.

SHEEHAN, MOLLY MARIE 610-731-5439
SCIENTIST bioengineer “progressive”
Philadelphia
https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/ElectionInfo/CandidateInfo.aspx?ID=15885
INFO@MOLLYSHEEHAN.ORG
https://mollysheehan.org/
https://twitter.com/pennsymolly
https://www.facebook.com/sheehanforcongress/ – !must be facebook member to see it
http://time.com/4751111/scientists-candidates/
In 2016, pharmaceutical chemist Shaughnessy Naughton, a former Congressional candidate from Pennsylvania, founded 314 Action — a science-based nonprofit group that fights for evidence-based policies and recruits scientists to run for office.

LI, LINDY 610-703-2914
LINDY@LINDYLI.COM
https://www.lindyli.org/
https://www.facebook.com/lindyforcongress/

27 years old – She runs all the time:  2016 in Chester now  in PA5
problems http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/capitolinq/Li-withdraws-from-Chester-County-Congressional-race.html

DAVIDSON, MARGO 610-259-7016
DELAWARE LANSDOWNE
https://www.margoforcongress.com/
No Twitter Acct.
State Representative for the last 7 years, Margo chairs the Democratic Women’s Caucus and has been a vocal leader in the #TimesUp movement. She’s currently pushing bi-partisan legislation that addresses sexual assault and preserves due process while holding perpetrators accountable.
Margo Davidson, who recently came under public scrutiny for fleeing from an accident and receiving multiple citations for driving and crashing a taxpayer funded vehicle without a license on two separate occasions announced she’s ready to move up from her current seat and run for congress.  #FAIL
Davidson must face two judges in the coming weeks for charges lodged against her by the Pennsylvania State Police for fleeing the scene of an accident, failing to render aid, two counts of driving with a suspended license and a slew of other similar charges. If Davidson is found guilty on both counts of driving with a suspended license, she faces an additional two-year license suspension and fines exceeding $2,000.00. he Davidson’s are not strangers to the criminal justice system – just last year her son was convicted for operating a heroin “warehouse” in her district after police witnessed him making a sale as school students were making their way home.
http://www.yc.news/2018/03/13/margo-davidson-from-running-from-accidents-to-running-for-congress/

WRIGHT, THERESA M  267-979-7700
MONTGOMERY NORRISTOWN
CAMPAIGNFORTWRIGHT@YAHOO.COM  #FAIL  SEC fines Yahoo (now Altaba) $35 million over massive data breach.
600 West Germantown Pike, Site 400
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
http://votetheresamwright.com/

https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/ElectionInfo/CandidateInfo.aspx?ID=15959
https://www.facebook.com/votetheresawright2020/

SCANLON, MARY GAY Delaware / Swarthmore 484-466-8757
PO BOX 263 SWARTHMORE PA 19081
MARYGAY@SCANLONFORCONGRESS.COM
https://www.scanlonforcongress.com/

https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/ElectionInfo/CandidateInfo.aspx?ID=15880
Lawyer
When asked did not know about Zuckerberg / FACEBOOK privacy issues.

GENTS

MUROFF, DANIEL Rhas the most cash cause he comes from the 7th
PO BOX 1215 MEDIA PA 19063 – Municipality: MARPLE TOWNSHIP
http://muroff4congress.com/
http://muroff4congress.com/news
INFO@MUROFF4CONGRESS.COM  267-607-3697

https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/ElectionInfo/CandidateInfo.aspx?ID=15883

WERTIME, DAVID 610-731-7350
MONTGOMERY LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP
DAVID@DAVIDWERTIME.COM
https://davidwertime.com/

Smart #Journalist knows about this
#Sinclair broadcasting, coming to Philadelphia? NO thank you. In Congress, I will call for hearings to investigate why Sinclair has been able to hoover up so many local #TV stations and exercise centralized control; right under the #FCC’s nose.
I’m from a family that tried to do everything right. But then a rare and deadly disease hit my Mom out of the blue. Now, she can’t walk, use her arms, or feed herself. It has transformed her life, and also the lives of everyone in my family. Now #Medicaid is all that stands between us and financial ruin.
I’m an entrepreneur and journalist who served in the Peace Corps and the AmeriCorps. Join me as we fight for this community’s values.

LAZER, RICHARD JR Philadelphia 267-225-3715
https://richlazerforcongress.com/
INFO@RICHLAZERFORCONGRESS.COM

https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/ElectionInfo/CandidateInfo.aspx?ID=15877
TOTAL #UNION “progressive” activist who served as Philadelphia Deputy Mayor for #Labor.
As Kenney’s Deputy Mayor for Labor, Rich negotiated the settlement of key union disputes. His work at the Philadelphia International Airport ended years of labor strife by establishing fair collective bargaining for historically disenfranchised, low-wage workers. got them #$15.00 per hour!!
He was instrumental in resolving the 2016 SEPTA strike, and the five-year contract stalemate between the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.
Richard Lazer Local 98 ally, Kenney aide Richard Lazer running for Congress
Lazer cleared the way by announcing he is stepping down from his position as Kenney’s deputy mayor of labor. Under the city’s “resign-to-run” law, municipal employees cannot campaign for elected office. Many in Philadelphia’s political circles wonder whether Brady is scheming to install Lazer as his successor, while others speculate that the building-trades unions see Brady as vulnerable and want to make a power move. Brady’s top two political aides, Ken Smukler and Don “D.A.” Jones, were indicted in October on federal charges for paying the campaign of a one-time primary rival $90,000 after he dropped out. Many people still wonder whether Brady will also take a fall. Another theory is that Lazer is simply trying to raise his profile. “It’s a head-scratcher,” Delaware County Democratic Chairman David Landau said. Landau said Brady is popular among voters in Delaware County because of his constituent services and what he called a progressive voting record. The First District runs from the Northeast river wards to South Philadelphia and across into Chester, Swarthmore, and parts of Upper Darby.
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/could-mayor-kenneys-labor-aide-oust-longtime-dem-party-boss-bob-brady-from-congress-20180111.html

vs

KIRKLAND, THADDEUS was the mayor of Chester
running for the U.S. House district 5
DELAWARE  CHESTER 610-883-3830 campaign
http://www.kirklandforcongress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/kirklandforcongress/
https://votesmart.org/candidate/9167/thaddeus-kirkland

One Fourth Street
Chester, PA 19013
Phone: 610-447-7700
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR 11 ELEVEN TERMS ALREADY !!!!!!!
KIRKLAND, Thaddeus, a Representative from Delaware County; born in the city of Chester, Delaware County, Pa., January 12, 1955; graduated, Chester High School, 1973; B.A., communications, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, 1990; graduated, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary; community service coordinator, Crozer Chester Medical Center; pastor, Community Baptist Church; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1993 term; elected to serve 11 more consecutive terms; unsuccessful candidate, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor (2002); member, Democratic State Committee (2007-2008); elected, delegate, Demcoratic National Convention (2008, 2012, 2016); elected, mayor, city of Chester (2016-present); not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 2017 term.

BADEY, GEORGE J III 215-790-1000
DELAWARE
238 CHAMOUNIX ROAD ST. DAVIDS PA 19087 RADNOR TOWNSHIP
GJBADEY@LAWBSD.COM
https://lawbsd.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Badey-Sloan-and-DiGenova/171560176212834  is public
https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/ElectionInfo/CandidateInfo.aspx?ID=15893

ARATA, LAWRENCE V III 610-290-3934
https://www.electlarryarata.org/
DELAWARE HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP
ELECTLARRYARATA@GMAIL.COM  –
Larry founded the Opioid Crisis Action Network (OCAN)
https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/ElectionInfo/CandidateInfo.aspx?ID=15897
Larry – you don’t have a twitter account but you have this on your site!
Can’t one of your High School students help you out here?
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RUNNING FOR CONGRESS? DO YOU CARE ABOUT THE OPIOID CRISIS?

GET THE SACKLER FAMILY MONEY!

The Sackler family made billions of dollars from the sale of OxyContin, and Purdue Pharmaceuticals is valued at at least $13 billion as of 2016. In 2007, an affiliated company was ordered to pay $600 million in one of the largest pharmaceutical settlements in history for ‘felony misbranding’. The youngest Sackler, Raymond, is pictured with his wife Beverly. Raymond was in control of Purdue Pharma after Arthur died, and in 1999, passed the reigns to his son Richard. The father-son duo were working at Purdue when the company began manufacturing OxyContin and using questionable advertising practices to promote it.
Arthur, Mortimer and Raymond – are all dead, but many of their children were serving on the board of Cambridge sister company Napp Pharmaceuticals in 2016. The children and grandchildren of the three Sackler brothers, who started a pharmaceutical empire, continue to enjoy luxurious lifestyles and properties, such as the multi-million-dollar Central Park apartment in this building which is owned by Mortimer’s oldest daughter, Ilene Sackler Lefcourt – who was listed as a director of Purdue’s sister company, UK-based Napp Pharamaceutical Holdings, as of December 2016.
Richard Sackler, son of founding brother Raymond, headed Purdue from 1999 to 2003 and oversaw much of the increasing sales of OxyContin as it was being falsely advertised; as of December 2016, he was still listed as a director of sister company Napp Pharmaceuticals and now lives on this sprawling estate outside of Austin, Texas that features six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a pool and stunning views of Lake Austin
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5413857/Sackler-family-billions-opioid-crisis.html
The family used their fortune to invest in the arts and philanthropy, with Sackler wings at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Louvre in Paris – to name just a few.
More than 200 US states, cities and counties have filed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma

BURDEN OF COSTS TO THE TAXPAYER

Costs to the tax payer associated with the opioid epidemic: including emergency response, health care, criminal justice, rehabilitation and lost productivity. It’s no wonder the total estimated burden from the epidemic is enormous.
Health care research firm Altarum put the figure at $1 trillion since 2001. The White House Council of Economic Advisers estimates that, including lost productivity because of opioid deaths, the total economic cost from the opioid crisis reached $504 billion in 2015 alone.

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/18/602826966/anguished-families-shoulder-the-biggest-burdens-of-opioid-addiction

10/30/17 The Family That Built an Empire of Pain The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/30/the-family-that-built-an-empire-of-pain

We consume 99 percent of the world’s hydrocodone and 81 percent of its oxycodone. We use an estimated 30 times more opioids than is medically necessary for a population our size.
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/americas-opioid-epidemic.html

In 1952, brothers Arthur, Raymond, and Mortimer Sackler purchased Purdue Pharma, then called Purdue Frederick Co. All three men were psychiatrists by trade.
The eldest brother, Arthur, was a brilliant polymath, contributing not only to psychiatric research but also thriving in the fledgling field of pharmaceutical advertising. It was here that he would leave his greatest mark. As a member of William Douglas McAdams, a small New York-based advertising firm, Sackler expanded the possibilities of medical advertising by promoting products in medical journals and experimenting with television and radio marketing. Perhaps his greatest achievement, detailed in his biography in the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame, was finding enough different uses for Valium to turn it into the first drug to hit $100 million in revenue.

How the American opiate epidemic was started by one pharmaceutical company
https://theweek.com/articles/541564/how-american-opiate-epidemic-started-by-pharmaceutical-company
the evasive legal tactics of Purdue Pharma, 2015 may be the year that Kentucky and its attorney general, Jack Conway, are able to move forward with a civil lawsuit alleging that the drugmaker misled doctors and patients about their blockbuster pain pill OxyContin, leading to a vicious addiction epidemic across large swaths of the state.

Sackler was among the first medical advertisers to foster relationships with doctors in the hopes of earning extra points for his company’s drugs, according to a 2011 exposé in Fortune.
http://fortune.com/2011/11/09/oxycontin-purdue-pharmas-painful-medicine/

Jimmy Choo’s EX dies from opioid

 

2018 PA ELECTION CALENDAR

MAY 4 Last day for all candidates and treasurers of political committees and lobbyists which have expended money for the purpose  of influencing the nomination of candidates  to file campaign expense reports or statements due by the Second Friday before  the primary in the Office of the SECRETARY  OF THE COMMONWEALTH and/or the county boards of elections, as the case  may be. Such reports shall be complete as of  April 30.
NOTE: Postmarks are acceptable as proof of  timely filing where the report is postmarked by  the U.S. Postal Service no later than the day  prior to the filing deadline.
MAY 5 Not earlier than this day nor later than May 12, the county boards of elections shall  publish in newspapers a notice of the date  and hours of voting for any special elections,  the names of offices to be elected and the  names of the candidates at such special elections,  the texts and explanations of Constitutional Amendments and other questions to  be voted upon, and the places at which such  elections are to be held in the various election districts.
MAY 7 Last day before the primary election  on which an elector, who suffered a physical disability which requires the elector to have  assistance in voting, may personally make  application to the appropriate county registration  commission to have such fact entered  on the elector’s registration card.  NOTE: If the disability is not recorded on the  8 elector’s registration card, the elector may receive  assistance if the elector completes a declaration  in the polling place.
MAY 7 Not later than this day, the county  boards of elections must prepare and submit  a report to the SECRETARY OF THE  COMMONWEALTH containing a statement  of the total number of electors registered  in each election district, together with  a breakdown of registration by each political  party or other designation.
MAY 8 Last day before the primary election on  which official applications for civilian absentee  ballots from certain persons listed as follows  may be received by the county boards  of elections, due at 5:00 P.M.  (The preceding includes qualified registered  electors who will be absent from the Commonwealth  or municipality of residence by reason  of occupation, business or duties; persons unable  to go to the polls because of illness or physical  disability; persons observing a religious  holiday; county employees with duties on election  day relating to the conduct of the election;  persons employed by the State or Federal government  and their spouses or dependents who  are within the territorial limits of the United  States or the District of Columbia but absent  from their municipality of residence. Provided  further that any of the preceding qualified electors  who become ill or are called away from  home by business or duties, which fact was  not known or could not reasonably be known  prior to the preceding date, are entitled to execute  and file an Emergency Application any  time prior to 5:00 P.M. on the Friday preceding  the primary. The county boards of elections  will supply the forms. Qualified electors who  become ill or are called away from home by  reason of occupation, business or duties, which fact was not known or could not reasonably be  known prior to 5:00 P.M. on the Friday preceding  the primary, may file a request for an  absentee ballot with the appropriate court of  common pleas at any time prior to 8:00 P.M.  on the day of the primary.)
MAY 8 From this day and until the returns are certified, the county boards of elections shall post the Military, Veterans and Emergency Civilian Absentee Voters’ list.
MAY 10 Not later than this day, the county boards of elections shall make available for public inspection the forms of the ballots and ballot labels which shall be used in each election district at the primary election.
MAY 10 Not later than this day, the county boards of elections, upon request, shall furnish without charge to each candidate whose name is printed on the primary election ballot three specimen ballots for the entire district in which such candidate is to be voted for. (The candidate may, at his or her own expense, have printed on different colored paper as many copies as he or she requires for conducting his or her campaign.)
MAY 10 Not later than this day, the SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH must publicly report the total number of registered electors for each political party or other designation in each county.
MAY 11 All absentee ballots, except those received from military and overseas electors as defined by sections 1301(a) to (h) of the Pennsylvania Election Code, 25 P.S. § 3146.1(a) – (h), and those received from emergency absentee electors who become ill or are called away from home after 5:00 P.M. on this day, must be received by the county boards of elections not later than 5:00 P.M. on this day to be counted.
MAY 12 Not earlier than this day nor later than three-quarters of an hour before the time set for the opening of the polls for the primary election, the county boards of elections shall deliver to the judges of election the keys which unlock the operating mechanisms of the voting machines.
MAY 14 Not later than this day, the county boards of elections shall deliver the necessary ballots and supplies to the judges of election.
MAY 14 Not later than 11:59 P.M. this day, covered voter under UMOVA must submit their voted military-overseas ballot for mailing or other authorized means of delivery, at the place where the voter completes the ballot on the date immediately preceding the date of the election.
MAY 15 GENERAL PRIMARY: Polls shall remain  open continuously between the hours  of 7:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M.  NOTE: The Court of Common Pleas shall be  in session from 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. except  in judicial districts having only one judge, in  which case the court shall be in session from  7:00 A.M. to 12 Noon; from 2:00 P.M. to 5:30  P.M. and from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
MAY 16 By 2:00 A.M. on this day, the judges  of election must return to the county boards  of elections all envelopes; supplies, including  all uncast provisional ballots; and returns,  including all provisional ballots and absentee  ballots cast in the election district.  11 MAY 16 By 3:00 A.M. on this day, the county  boards of elections must submit to the Department  of State returns received from the  judges of election for each office for which  a candidate must file a nomination petition  with the SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH.
MAY 16 First day to change party or non-partisan enrollement after the primary.
MAY 16 First day to REGISTER after the primary election.
MAY 18 On this day, the Return Boards meet  at 9:00 A.M. to canvass and compute the  votes cast at the primary election.  NOTE: Any petition to open a ballot box or  to recanvass the votes on a voting machine  shall be filed no later than five (5) days after  the completion of the computational canvassing  of all the returns of the county by the county  board of elections.

Lieutenant Governor

Former Mayor Kenney aide Nina Ahmad to run for lieutenant governor
Ayanna Berringer Grass Roots “Progressive” 724-519-2347
https://www.joinaryanna.com/
Aryanna Berringer quits Pa. race for LG, blasts rivals, money in politics

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2017/12/14/Grassroots-progressive-Aryanna-Berringer-seeking-lt-gov-post/stories/201712130222

Kathi Cozzone

https://www.cozzoneforpa.com/
on the Board of Elections, Chair of the Chester County Prison Board, Chair of the County Government Workgroup on the Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force

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THE AMERICAN RIGHT IS WRONG

Boom!!! Libertarian proves Regulations DO NOT Drag Down the Economy

THERE IS PROOF THAT MONOPOLIES, DEREGULATION AND
NOT ENFORCING ANTITRUST LAW

THAT STARTED WITH REAGAN ARE AT FAULT or MAYBE IT STARTED WITH THE DEMOCRATS DEREGULATING  THE BANKSTERS IN THE 70’S

Democrates, Libertarians and Reagan era mainstream Conservatives need support labor and regulations!!! 

A Myth That Suits the Ruling Class: Neoliberalism Is Destroying Our Democracy

  #Finlit, #K12 Teachers,#Labor #Unions, #Pensions #Retirement #Charters vs #DNC

U.S. Banking Is a Clone of Society: One-Tenth of One Percent Have the Bulk of the Wealth

DNC Convention Bernie Sanders can overthrow Hillary due to Election Fraud

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KOCH BROTHERS AND THE MERCATUS CENTER

Mercer bankrolled Donald Trump who hired Cambridge Analytica w/Bannan as board member

1942socialJusticeWarren

GMU’s Mercatus Center, a research institute heavily funded by Charles Koch and cofounded by Richard Fink, a former Koch Industries executive.

MONOPOLIES – CORPORATE CONCENTRATION –  DEREGULATION IS THE CULPRIT

vs:

republican

The Mercatus Center, boasts ties to prominent right-wing groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council, funds research to promote free-market policy solutions and the rollback of regulations.

George Mason economist Alex Tabarrok set out to prove that federal regulations are strangling the economy. That’s not what he found.

Tabarrok made his way to the U.S. for graduate studies at George Mason, returning there as a professor in 2002. He now directs its Center for Study of Public Choice and is the economics chair at GMU’s Mercatus Center, and other RIGHT-wing groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council, funds research to promote “Free-market” policy solutions and the rollback of regulations. 

When Tabarrok and his former grad student Nathan Goldschlag set out to measure how federal regulations impact business growth, they were sure they’d find proof that regulations were dragging down the economy. But they didn’t.

BOOM!!!

TABARROK FOUND – NO PROOF – THAT REGULATIONS DRAG DOWN THE ECONOMY

No matter how they sliced the data, they could find no evidence that federal regulation was bad for business.

annRand-Communism

Tabarrok came by his libertarianism early. When he was growing up in Toronto, his family would debate political and ethical issues over dinner every night. One evening the Tabarroks were debating the moral value of rock and roll. “I said, ‘Well, look at this band, Rush: they even quote this philosopher Ayn Rand in their songs,’ ” he recalled recently. “My mother said, ‘Oh yeah, you’d probably like her,’ and I felt embarrassed because I was using this in an argument and I actually hadn’t read any Ayn Rand before.”

QUANT.GOV

Open-Source Policy Analytics an open-source platform that lets users apply the best tools of data science to analyze policy-relevant documents, including legislation, regulation, and more. GET THE CODE – Official QuantGov Corpora  – Documentation

QUANT.GOV CHARTS

RegData, Public-use database captures everything published in the Code of Federal Regulations each year. For the first time, economists could more confidently measure federal regulations over time and by industry. In theory, that would make it easier to build the case that regulations were hurting the economy.

Armed with RegData, Tabarrok and Goldschlag set out to show that regulations were at least partly to blame. But they couldn’t. There was simply no correlation, they found, between the degree of federal regulation and the decline of business dynamism. The decline was seen across many different industries, including those that are heavily regulated and those that are not. They tried two other independent tests that didn’t rely on RegData, and came to the same conclusion: an increase in federal regulation just could not explain what was going on.

The new paper undermines one of the most deeply held convictions of the American right, one that unites libertarians like Tabarrok with mainstream conservatives: that regulations inevitably impose “deadweight loss” on the economy and are therefore an enemy of economic growth. 

trumphair

Trump administration has taken to deregulation with missionary zeal. In fact, it’s probably the policy objective that the administration has pursued most successfully—rolling back the Clean Power Plan, repealing net neutrality, freezing the fiduciary rule, and on and on.

In other words, it is a consequence of deregulation, not over regulation, starting with Reagan ignoring antitrust law. 

by Rachel Cohen April 2018
https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/april-may-june-2018/null-hypothesis/

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How Koch Brothers and Mercer use LEOSA Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act to carry a concealed weapon in all 50 states.

In 2004, Congress passed the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act, declaring that police officers can carry concealed guns in any state with no need of a local license. Police and sheriff’s departments around the country have been rumored to hand out badges to buddies or in exchange for cash. The gun community calls them “badge factories.” It is a way to cut through all of that when you can find a police force in Arthur, NM that will grant them badge.

The law applies to officers who are off-duty and out of their jurisdiction—and includes volunteer reservists. Concealed-carry permits are granted only rarely. Applicants must prove they face “extraordinary personal danger”. Several reservists are among the most elite soldiers on Earth—former U.S. Navy SEALs. Many are high-dollar bodyguards or firearms instructors, and almost all of them are serious gun enthusiasts.

Boom! Anyone can get a badge to carry a concealed weapon cause there are no state or fed standards that determines what “qualified” means.

On-duty status determines LEOSA-eligibility. Thus, as long as the person meets the definition of “qualified law enforcement officer” in an on-duty capacity, whether an officer is a full-time, part-time, auxiliary, or reserve peace officer is not relevant in determining whether a person is a “qualified law enforcement officer” under LEOSA. LEOSA’s definition of “qualified law enforcement officer” does not include a requirement that a person have law enforcement authority off-duty.

From Wikipedia:

In 18 USC § 926B(c),[10] “qualified law enforcement officer” is defined as any individual employed by a governmental agency, state or local municipality, or private agency/firm who:

is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law, and [sic?] has statutory powers of arrest, or apprehension under section 807(b) of title 10, United States Code (article 7(b) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice); This includes state and public college/university police officers.

is authorized by the agency to carry a firearm;
is not the subject of any disciplinary action by the agency which could result in suspension or loss of police powers;
meets standards, if any, established by the agency which require the employee to regularly qualify in the use of a firearm;
is not under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance; and
is not prohibited by Federal law from receiving a firearm.

Additionally, 18 USC § 926B requires that the individual must carry photographic identification issued by the governmental agency for which the individual is employed that identifies the employee as a police officer or law enforcement officer of the agency.

Mercer owned Cambridge Analytics was able to reproduce the data mining that Facebook was already doing in a more effective way than the DNC.

Mercer’s hedge fund is Renaissance Technologies. Mercer owns Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica is at the center of a tech and political firestorm after revelations that it improperly harvested the personal data of 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge.

Lake Arthur is a badge factory to enjoy LEOSA privileges.

Robert Mercer is a volunteer for the Lake Arthur, NM police. Through a company he co-owns, Centre Firearms Co., he has a vast collection of machine guns and other weapons of war, as well as a factory in South Carolina that makes assault-style rifles. The stash includes an Mk 19 belt-fed grenade launcher, capable of hurling 60 explosives per minute.

Mercer’s links to the gun world flow through his son in law George Wells, who’s married to the youngest of Mercer’s three daughters, Heather Sue. Wells,  had previously worked as a firearms trainer and a security contractor in Iraq

In 2012 several of Mercer’s associates had set up a Georgia named the Law Enforcement Education Organization. Among the founders were and Wells’s longtime friend Peter Pukish—both of whom were also Lake Arthur volunteers.

The purpose: to educate local authorities across the country about the rights of off-duty police officers to carry concealed weapons.  They entered talks with Daniel Shea, a Nevada arms dealer who had a world-class collection of machine guns. Shea had brokered arms deals in Jordan and Serbia and trained U.S. commandos on obscure weapons they might face in the field.

Centre executives described their aim to become “the leading international supplier of arms and training.” In early 2014, Mercer and his partners acquired a warehouse in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Queens, N.Y., and moved much of Centre’s East Coast inventory there.

November 2013 business plan
https://web.archive.org/web/20180413130423/https://assets.bwbx.io/documents/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/rYpkjG3z6_MU/v0

Koch Bodyguards Got Police Badges From Same Tiny Town as Mercer
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-11/koch-bodyguards-got-police-badges-from-same-tiny-town-as-mercer

Tiny Town Shuts Police Program That Gave Robert Mercer a Badge
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-10/tiny-town-shuts-police-program-that-gave-robert-mercer-a-badge

The volunteer program was the subject of a March 28
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-03-28/robert-mercer-s-secret-adventure-as-a-new-mexico-cop

 

 

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RIP Eric Ward #URLwire www. Pioneer link building expert

The search industry lost a legend. Eric Ward link building pioneer and search industry expert who taught all of us  died Monday, October 16. He was only 58 years old.

They buried Eric and I just wanted to share some personal memories about the man who was a true www pioneer with outstanding morals and sense of purpose who generously helped everyone including me.

Eric was just a superb human being! and  if you read the information below and aren’t familiar with who he was you’ll begin to understand the enormous impact he had on the net. He was a mensch.

Eric looked out for me aka the Educational CyberPlayGround, Inc. by looking out for another www pioneer named Gleason Sackmann the originator of Nethappenings  Newsletter TM ©1989  and other mailing lists that he managed from Jan. 1993 to 2004. Eric knew Gleason’s work and used to post his own URLwire K12 news to Gleason’s Lists.

Gleason also published announcements of brand new K12 school websites in the US. Folks sent that website information to Gleason who now had a list of the first K-12 websites ever built in America known as the  “K12 Hotlist of Schools” ©1993 which was an online public #folklife project built by the nation and is now in it’s <3rd life> published using open source code on the  K12PlayGround.com

Gleason was another mensch. He was an  mailing list builder and retired in 2004. At that time he asked me to take over the database and his mailing Lists. I talked with Eric about this whole transition and he was very supportive and offered his encouragement and advice. He even gave the nethappenings.com domain to me – having thought to buy it a long time  before  Gleason retired in order to protect  it – for Gleason’s sake. Talk about foresight, and generosity of spirit!!  Ever heard of anyone doing that for someone else? No you haven’t. That is the kind of man Eric was – He did that.

GLEASON SACKMANN
First to wire North Dakota’s K-16 schools to the internet #10 on Newsweek’s prestigious List of “50 People Who Matter Most on the Internet.” Newsweek, Dec 25, 1995 / Jan. 1, 1996

  • In 1994, we did not include wireless in the prescription for the infrastructure. Most of the work that I know about was done by Gleason Sackman who wired the K12 Schools in North Dakota and Dave Hughes (Crystal Radio Sets / Ham Radios) , who was supported by the National Science Foundation and was started and finished after this initial document was done. And the School systems applying for the Erate, may need the ability to use wireless for a variety of reasons.
  • 1992-1996 Top of the page Net Scout Project, InterNIC and UW-Madison Department of Computer Sciences
  • 1998 awarded SIG/Tel Educational Telecomputing Outstanding Service Award.
  • Began listening to shortwave broadcasts in 1956.

Memories of Eric:

Years and years ago Eric and I spoke about the way things were going after he refused to allow google to buy him out. He questioned that decision, and it worried him.

I’m glad he didn’t sell out. He was the one who always preached to site developers to link to what is best for people NOT for a machine and certainly not just for the sake of profit!

Remember the google statement “Do No Evil”?  Turns out it was Eric who had principles. He didn’t want google to be evil or have any racist machine algo be in control of  what Americans read, learned, and then believed  just for (insert name here) profit!

To Big to Nail? To Big To Jail? Do no evil – yea sure .. SHAME  on Russian Emigrant Sergi Brin whose net worth was $37.9 billion in 2016, and as well all know the Russians penetrated U.S. voter systems, top U.S. officials say

Eric Ward was THE example of a straight up guy and what we wish SEA search engine behavior was about.

All the lawyers and lobbyists the SE’s money have down in Washington trying to  worm they traitorous ways out of the trouble they have caused  Americans won’t change how their racist lousy algos distorted the election and promoted fake news.  Sergi, Jack, Zuck et al all have the data that shows what happened! They have been active participants in Moscow’s information warfare against the United States.

We need to have laws to reign them in,  tax them,  control what are allowed to accept for advertising money,  force them to turn over the election data they have right now and get judges to jail them.

A free internet doesn’t mean free to make more money being evil. There are consequences in this world for that.

Eric Ward a www pioneer was a man among men, the man who wouldn’t sell out and should have been in charge of the ways search engines at #alphabet #facebook #google #twitter #youtube #linkedin  etal conducted themselves.
Trump defends tweets as key to White House victory

Eric’s passing is heart breaking for all of us who have been  building websites for over 25 years under the tyrannical thumb of machines owned by Sergi Brinn et al. since 1998.

RIP Eric Ward, he was a true man of the net and in all ways that he conducted his business and  his life. I’m proud to have known him and shared time with him on this journey.

KE

Eric Ward says “NetHappenings and K12 Newsletters is designed to reach the educational marketplace, thus reaching administrators, principals, and teachers at a great price!”

Search community mourns loss of veteran link builder Eric Ward

April 6 1997 URL Wire first recorded in the wayback machine
” My contacts know me, trust me, and cover the Web related news I send them. Like I have been since 1994.”

Online since 1991 Educational CyberPlayGround® edu-cyberpg.com  launched on July 9, 1998 recorded by the wayback machine in 1999.

©The Hot list of Schools online was the  first list of  the K12 schools URL’s  made in the United States. It started in 1993. Folks  sent their URL info to Gleason who announced it on his NetHappenings mailing list the first and oldest K-12 Mailing list in the world started in 1989.

Example:  Arbor Heights Elementary in Seattle, Washington was either the 9th or 10th elementary school with a web site in the world and started August 14, 1996

I launched the Hotlist database  on the Educational CyberPlayGround July 9, 1998. This was the first one in the United States up online. It is a public folklore project and K12 Internet History. giving everyone the ability to search and find a school’s website or if they even had one! Since then folks have kept submitting their school info and urls to me. And believe it or not every submission was checked for accuracy by me.

Announcing a New Web Source editors, writers, and reporters can contact me.It’s been 20 years and we needed to get things up to speed so and the project has morphed again using open source Linux and Drupal.  We thought it best to migrate everything to a new home and the first Hot List of Schools online list has now become the  K12Playground.com  ©The Hot list of Schools online but there is still a lot left to do.

Eric was a legend part of the net DNA so Raise a Glass:

I think he would have been the first one I told about this project when I was ready… but it’s too late. With his Library and Information Systems / White hat background, I know he would have loved to know this nethappening is still alive!

Everybody Sing: Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Till it’s gone.
 Joni Mitchell

The search industry has lost a legend. Eric Ward, who many knew as the link building pioneer “Link Moses” and taught so much to so many, died Monday, October 16 2017. He was 58 years old.  Ward was, in my mind (and the minds of many in this industry) synonymous with link building. For many, he was the expert in all things link building. ~ Danny Goodman

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Ads are evading new Facebook rules against crypto currencies, and ICOs

Ads are evading new Facebook rules by misspelling them. ” Facebook hasn’t figured out something that spammers have been doing for the last two decades? Zuuuckerberg is supposed to be smart right? He’s got to know what everybody else already knows– right?

BlTC0lN with L and Zeros is Hilarious!

The perfect storm

  • protect privacy
  • freedom of speech vs. censorship / censorchip
  • artificial intelligence – the algo vs. hiring people

Spam leveraging the unicode confusables has gotten fun right? Next, explore the Math, Greek and Russian character sets for vertical bars and lowercase-i lookalikes, *alone*

Seriously, wait until you/bitcoiners discover the world of homoglyphs that are offered via UTF-8 using http://www.irongeek.com/homoglyph-attack-generator.php

The Solution?

Zuckerberg doesn’t need “Artificial” Intelligence. He needs Human Intelligence. He needs to hire people to look for the ads to know what is bogus. Oh wait !! we remember… he had people doing that and it ruined everything. Not only did he have to pay people but they caught these things which ruined Zuckerberg’s money. He is paid by these  same advertisers the people were catching.

So …. there is no kind of intelligence needed because none of that will fix greed!

Facebook is going to die. Algo’s and people have never solved the problem of GREED.

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